Corey Stewart, who nearly beat out Ed Gillespie for the Republican gubernatorial nomination last year, leads among GOP Senate hopefuls in a recent poll from Christopher Newport University. However, 66% of party respondents to that poll said they are undecided on who they will vote for in the June primary. (Credit: Richmond Tea Party / Flickr)
Voters are only a few months away from primary elections that will shape the 2018 race. But, Republicans are having a hard time attracting candidates who can raise enough money to take on Senator Tim Kaine. Michael Pope has details.
Ed Gillespie, right, seen with primary challenger Corey Stewart during a debate earlier this year. Stewart came very close to pulling off an upset against the former Republican National Committee chairman in the Republican gubernatorial primary earlier this month. (Credit: AP Photo / Steve Helber)
The Republican primary for governor revealed deep divisions inside the Virginia GOP. Will those divisions become a liability this fall? Or will Republicans unite behind their ticket? Michael Pope has this perspective from deep inside the party.
Congressman Scott Taylor, R-Virginia Beach, says that rising sea levels are having an impact in his district, and he worries what President Trump’s proposed cuts to NOAA may mean for the area. (Credit: Steve Helber / AP)
Some Virginia Republicans are calling attention to sea level rise because it’s impacting their coastal districts. Matt Laslo reports they’re in the minority in their party.
Looking ahead to the General Assembly session next month, Republicans are hoping to crack down on welfare abuse. As Michael Pope reports, one of the items on their agenda is increasing work requirements for people receiving public assistance.
Republicans across Virginia are struggling to figure out how to handle their relationship with Donald Trump in the wake of his hot mic moment on the Access Hollywood bus. So far, only one prominent Republican is calling for the candidate to step down. Michael Pope has more.